This Sunday is about Expectation and Expectations. Same word, subtle difference.
Isaiah is giving hope to those who have been exiled and who will eventually return to Zion. His expectation is for the Redeemed to move into a land full of blossom where they will be able to rejoice. “Where waters shall break forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert.” The expectation is that the people will be happy … More Expectation & Expectations
Good morning and welcome to our service of Holy Communion for the third Sunday of advent, in which we observe the role of John the Baptist in Christ’s story. We began with the hymn “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”. The first verse was an unaccompanied solo, sung in Latin … More Third Sunday of Advent: John the Baptist
Good morning and a warm welcome to our service of Holy Communion in which we mark the baptism of Christ. Rev Deborah presides, Reader Christine is the preacher, and Rev Sue is on the camera … More The Baptism of Christ
Taken as a story today’s gospel reading has everything. Royalty and power, sex, violence, narrative tension – it’s no wonder that it inspired the play Salome by Oscar Wilde, an opera by Richard Strauss and a film starring Rita Hayworth. But it’s an unusual story to find in the gospels– it hardly refers to Jesus at all … More Power (still) corrupts
Good morning and welcome to our service of Holy communion for Sunday 11 July. Rev Deborah presides and Rev Sue preaches.
We begin with the hymn “God is Love, let Heaven Adore Him” … More Rash Promises and their Consequences
In this morning’s Eucharist we celebrate the Baptism of Christ … More The Baptism of Christ
This sermon was given by Rev Sue. You can read it again here: It had been quite day. Jesus had been preaching at the morning worship at the synagogue, where he had healed a man, who was probably in today’s terms psychotic. From there he had gone back to Simon’s house for lunch, found his … More The Desert
This sermon was given by Rev Sue. You can read it again here: To be honest, it has been tough. We’ve been living in the wilderness with no proper food. It is literally freezing at night and we’ve not had much in the way of shelter either. But it’s worth it. I had had it … More Come and See
Today’s readings are full of images. In the gospel reading John talks about the road, the water, the fire and the axe … More Advent 2 2019
This sermon was given by Rev Deborah on Wednesday 11 December 2019. You can listen again here … More Elizabeth